St Walburge’s Church to host musical Stations of the Cross with the Octavius Choir

Posted on - 7th March, 2024 - 6:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, Ashton-on-Ribble, Music, Preston News, What's On in Preston
A winter sunset just beyond St Walburge's church's distinctive spire Pic: Tony Worrall
A sunset just beyond the distinctive spire of St Walburge’s Pic: Tony Worrall

St Walburge’s Church is set to host a musical Stations of the Cross with the Octavius Choir.


The free event takes place on Friday (8 March) at 7pm at the iconic church in Weston Street.

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Music will include Bruckner’s Christus Factus Est, Byrd’s Ave Verum and Civitas Sancti Tui, Lotti’s Crucifixus and Bach’s Passion Chorale.

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A spokesperson for St Walburge’s said: “Join us for a very special Stations of the Cross in words and music accompanied by Octavius, a choir of dedicated and skilled singers based in Lancashire, to pray or simply to enjoy the music. It will be a great pleasure to welcome Octavius to St Walburge’s Church again following their moving performances in previous years.


“The Stations of the Cross is a traditional Lenten devotion, which recalls the events of the first Good Friday, when Jesus was crucified, died and was buried. People stop to pray before 14 images, or stations, around the church depicting when Jesus was condemned to death up to his burial in the tomb.”

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